GPU: Radeon HD 4850
OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
CPU: Intel Core i7 860
Hi, all has been fine and dandy, until recently i've installed the Catalyst 12.6 driver package (the last one available for this GPU).
Now i have a series of issues related to OpenCL:
1) Upon startup, i get the error message: "kdbsync.exe has stopped working"
2) If i run GPU-Z, i get the error: "During previous startup GPU-Z crashed at OpenCL detection. Please update your OpenCL and graphics driver".
And then "ATI OpenCL driver bug detected, skipping OpenCL detection. Uninstall the AMD Stream SDK / OpenCL driver to re-enable this functionality."
3) If i run applications which use OpenCL (Indigo Renderer, LuxRender) they now crash on startup (they used to work fine before the driver update)
I've tried all reasonable operations to restore system functionality: uninstall driver, reboot, re-install, start windows in Safe Mode (cannot re-install Catalyst in safe mode because it cannot detect the HW configuration), and even deleted OpenCL.dll from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 and C:\Windows\System32 before re-installing the Catalyst package.